Past Group Members

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Xiangjun Tian Research Associate, Baylor College of Medicine

Xiangjun Tian
Research Associate,
Baylor College of Medicine

Neil Buttery

Neil Buttery

Gerda Saxer Faculty Fellow, Rice University

Gerda Saxer
Faculty Fellow,
Rice University

Elizabeth Ostrowski Assitant Professor, University of Houston

Elizabeth Ostrowski
Assitant Professor,
University of Houston

Natasha Mehdiabadi Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution & University of Maryland at College Park

Natasha Mehdiabadi
Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution & University of Maryland at College Park

Marcus Kronforst Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Marcus Kronforst
Assistant Professor,
University of Chicago

Kevin R. Foster Professor, Oxford University

Kevin R. Foster
Professor,
Oxford University

More Former Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Jaelyn Eberle – 1996 – 1998 Postdoc, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Current Position Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.
  • Barry Sullender – 1996-2000, Huxley Fellow, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Houston/Downtown
  • Jes Pedersen – 1995, Funding: grad student, Danish Research Academy and Univesity of Aarhus Faculty of Natural Sciences, $27,335. Current Position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Copenhagen.
  • Perttu Seppä – 1995-1996 Postdoc, Funding: Academy of Finland, Natural Sciences Research Council, Partitioning of Reproduction in Social Insects. $29,000. Current Position: Principal Investigator, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Elisabeth Arévalo – 1994-1998 Postdoc, Funding: NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Conflicts of interest in genetic relatedness in social wasps $65,600, Current Position (7/98): Associate Professor, Providence College, Providence RI.
  • Jeremy Field – 1994-1995 Huxley Fellow, Current Postion: Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Sussex, UK
  • Madhusudan Choudhury – 1989-1991 Huxley Fellow, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Former PhD Students

Chandra Jack (2004) Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University

Chandra Jack
(2004)
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Michigan State University

Sara Kalla, PhD. Post Doc, Cornell University

Sara Kalla, PhD.
Post Doc,
Cornell University

Owen Gilbert (Ph.D 2011) University of Texas at Austin

Owen Gilbert
(Ph.D 2011)
University of Texas at Austin

Clea Scala (M.A. 2007) Tutor, Rome, Italy

Clea Scala
(M.A. 2007)
Tutor,
Rome, Italy

Lorenzo Santorelli (PH.D 1998) Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Lorenzo Santorelli
(PH.D 1998)
Junior Research Fellow,
University of Oxford

Wendee Holtcamp (M.A. 2005) Freelance Environmental Writer

Wendee Holtcamp
(M.A. 2005)
Freelance Environmental Writer

Thomas Platt (M.A. 1998) Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Thomas Platt
(M.A. 1998)
Assistant Professor,
Kansas State University

Monica Landi (Ph.D 2002) Post Doc, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Monica Landi
(Ph.D 2002)
Post Doc,
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Angelo Fortunato (Ph.D 1999) Associate Specialist, University of California

Angelo Fortunato
(Ph.D 1999)
Contract researcher,
University of Florence, Italy

More Former PhD Students

  • David Castillo, PhD. – 2008 High school teacher, Houston TX
  • Sara Middlemist, Ph.D. – 2008 Howard Hughes Predoc Fellowship, High school teacher
  • Andrea Lasagni, MA. – 2005. MS consultant Florence, Italy
  • Margaret Smith M. A. – 2003. M. A. Claire Booth Luce Fellowship. Genotypic diversity and population structure in Dictyostelium discoideum. Current: Science Librarian
  • Eva Tóth, Ph.D. – 2002. Wray Todd Fellowship Conflict over male production in stingless bees (last position: Instructor Turks and Caicos islands)
  • Dirk Jan Ronhaar – 1999-2001. Wray Todd Fellowship (teaching biology in Costa Rica)
  • Yong Zhu, Ph.D. – 2000 Wray Todd Fellowship The origin of microsatellites and their application to the study of social evolution in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, currently Associate Professor Yale School of Public Health
  • Michael Henshaw, Ph.D. – 2000 NSF Predoctoral Fellowship; Wray Todd Fellowship Collective worker control in the African social wasp, Polybioides tabidus (Postdoc, James Cook U., Australia, currently Associate professor, Department of Biology, Grand Valley State University.
  • Francesca Zacchi, Ph.D. – 1998, Genetic structure of Polistes dominulus foundress associations. Outside Funding: Univ. Florence, $15,000. Current position with Eli Lilly in Florence, Italy
  • Steve Quach, MA – 1997, Maternity and cyclical oligogyny in a colony of Parachartergus colobopterus. UTMB Med School Faculty.
  • Debbie Moralez DeLoach, Ph.D. – 1997 Breeding success, mating success, and mating strategies of the northern mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos. Research support: NSF DEB-9212845 Dissertation research: Song and Mating patterns in the Northern Mockingbird. 1992. 2 years $12,130.
  • Jeanne A. Zeh, Ph.D. – 1996 NSF IBN95-20861 Interpopulation crosses and postcopulatory sexual selection: a molecular genetic analysis. 1995. NSF Predoctoral fellowship, $10,000. Current Position: Professor, Department of ecology, evolution and conservation biology, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • C. Jenifer Klingler, MA – 1994 Current Position: Poet and Trailrunner, Bishop CA
  • Keith F. Goodnight, Ph.D. – 1994 Current Position: Novelist (The Child)
  • Carlos R. Solís, Ph.D. – 1993 Current Position: Rice University Information Technology in charge of teaching technology
  • Colin R. Hughes, Ph.D. – 1987 Group nesting and reproductive conflict in primitively eusocial wasps. Current Position: Faculty, Florida Atlantic University
Former Undergraduate Students

Libby Ward (2014) Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis

Libby Ward
(2014)
Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis

Lauren Christopher (2014) Biomedrap Summer

Lauren Christopher
(2014)

Kelsey Crossen (2014)

Kelsey Crossen
(2014)

Bruce Wittmann (2013) Student at Washington Univeristy in St. Louis

Bruce Wittmann
(2013)
Student,
Washington Univeristy in St. Louis

Willliam Eamon Callison (2013) Graduate Student at Harvard University

Willliam Eamon Callison
(2013)
Graduate Student,
Harvard University

Jeremy Davis (2013) Graduate Student Indiana University

Jeremy Davis
(2013)
Graduate Student,
Indiana University

Spencer Cesar (2013) Graduate Student at Stanford University

Spencer Cesar
(2013)
Graduate Student,
Stanford University

Sam Levin (2013) Graduated from University of Oxford

Sam Levin
(2013)
Graduate Student,
University of Oxford

Damil Adefarati (2011) Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis

Damil Adefarati
(2011)
Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis

Kai Jones (2011) Medical Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Kai Jones
(2011)
Medical Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Alicia Canas (2011) Medical Student @ Pritzker School of Medicine

Alicia Canas
(2011)
Medical Student, Pritzker School of Medicine

Amanda Boozalis (2011) Medical Student @ Washington University in St. Louis

Amanda Boozalis
(2011)
Medical Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Boahemaa Adu-Oppong (2008) Mellon Fellow, Graduate Student @ Washington University in St. Louis

Boahemaa Adu-Oppong
(2008)
Mellon Fellow, Graduate Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Joanna Bagniewska (2005) Teaching Fellow, University of Reading

Joanna Bagniewska
(2005)
Teaching Fellow,
University of Reading

Michelle Afkhami (2005) Assistant Professor, University of Miami

Michelle Afkhami
(2005)
Assistant Professor,
University of Miami

Chandra Jack (2004) Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University

Chandra Jack
(2004)
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Michigan State University

Amy Conley (2003) Graduate Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Amy Conley
(2003)
Graduate Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Emily Jones (2003) Huxley Research Instructor, Rice University

Emily Jones
(2003)
Huxley Research Instructor, Rice University

Shalene Jha (2002) Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

Shalene Jha
(2002)
Assitant Professor, University of Texas at Austin

JJ Emerson (1999) Assistant Professor, UC Irvine

JJ Emerson
(1999)
Assistant Professor,
UC Irvine

Angelo Fortunato (1999) Contract researcher, University of Florence, Italy

Angelo Fortunato
(1999)
Contract researcher, University of Florence, Italy

Massimiliano Stagi (1998) University of Liverpool

Massimiliano Stagi
(1998),
Lecturer,
University of Liverpool

Emily Duval (1995) Associate Professor, Florida State University

Emily Duval
(1995)
Associate Professor, Florida State University

Noah Rosenberg (1995) Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Noah Rosenberg
(1995)
Assistant Professor,
Stanford University

Lorenzo Santorelli (1998) Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Lorenzo Santorelli
(1998)
Junior Research Fellow,
University of Oxford

Thomas Platt (1998) Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Thomas Platt
(1998)
Assistant Professor,
Kansas State University

Nicole Gerardo (1995) Associate Professor, Emory University

Nicole Gerardo
(1995)
Associate Professor,
Emory University

Vanessa Ezenwa (1995) Associate Professor, University of Georgia

Vanessa Ezenwa (1995)
Associate Professor, University of Georgia

Karin Gastreich (1983) Assistant Professor, Avila University

Karin Gastreich
(1983)
Assistant Professor,
Avila University

Christine Gorman (1982) Health/Medicine Editor for Scientific American.

Christine Gorman
(1982)
Health/Medicine Editor,
Scientific American

More Former Undergraduate Students

  • Apoorva Ram (2013)
  • Emily McMeekin (Truman State U, summer, 2011)
  • Lily Bonadonna (Biomedrap, 2011)
  • Amy Wen (2011)
  • Matthew Katz (2011)
  • Katherine T. Snyder (2010)
  • Tatiana Fovanova (2010)
  • Alona Bozhchenko (2010)
  • Erica Harris (2010)
  • Ashley Ojeaga (2010)
  • Tracy Huynh (2010)
  • Albert Wei (2009)
  • Katherine Wei (Century Scholar, 2009)
  • Hannah Walchak (Century Scholar, 2009)
  • Kim Pollard (1999)